Wharfedale

Bingley Moor above Dick Hudson's is home not only to Red Grouse but to Lapwing, Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, Curlew and Redshank. The most direct way onto the Moor is by a path that starts at the point where Heights Lane meets Otley Road, above Micklethwaite.

The habitat is dominated by heather but there are mosses, rank grass and boulders within the area. Birds you can expect are Golden Plover, Red Grouse, Curlew, Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, Lapwing and Skylark. A few Snipe display.The Moor is very seasonal with Mallard, Canada and Greylag Geese seen in the late spring when they breed. Wheatear are regularly seen on the walls and boulders on migration, ( arrival and departure.). 

Whinchat are also seen occasionally.Access is also available from the path by Dick Hudson's and from the moorland paths from Whetstone Gate or Hawksworth Moor. Our major site for Dotterel is in this area, a short walk from Bingley Moor to the Apostle's Stones above Burley Moor. These confiding and attractive waders are often found on passage in early May.
Burley Moor climbs steeply above Burley Woodhead to a high moorland plateau of heather and bracken. The moorland faces east and is best approach from the track up Coldstone Beck. This side of the Moor is an excellent place to see Curlew, Lapwing and Linnet as well as the well established Meadow Pipit. Look out for Ring Ouzel and the possibility of Short-eared Owl. Dotterel have been seen on the highest point of the moor as they rest before making their way further north.



                                                                      Coldstone Beck
Ben Rhydding Gravel Pits

Burley Moor 
Burley Moor climbs steeply above Burley Woodhead to a high moorland plateau of heather and bracken. The moorland faces east and is best approach from the track up Coldstone Beck. This side of the Moor is an excellent place to see Curlew, Lapwing and Linnet as well as the well established Meadow Pipit. Look out for Ring Ouzel and the possibility of Short-eared Owl. Dotterel have been seen on the highest point of the moor as they rest before making their way further north.

Denton & Askwith

Esholt & Buck Woods

Gallows Hill, Otley

Graincliffe Reservoir, Morton

Hawksworth Moor

Ilkley Moor

Knotford Nook

Lindley Wood Reservoir

Middleton Woods

Otley Chevin

Otley Wetland Nature Reserve

Sun Lane Nature Reserve, Burley-in-Wharfedale

Weecher Reservoir

​​Yeadon Airport

Yeadon Tarn
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